King's Speech

Classic Movie

You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie "The King's Speech", starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, at Palisades Library, on Sunday, August 9, at 2 pm.  Please join us for this Summer Reading program.
Into the Woods Poster

Movie Time: Into the Woods

The final installment of our summer "Grown Up Fairytales" film series, Into the Woods explores what happens after "happily ever after."
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Summer Reading Block Party

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program... so let’s party!  A block party, that is.  Join us on Sunday, August 30 from 2 – 5 pm for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes!  We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th St NE between D St NE and the alley.  Face painting Balloon twisting Guest Storyteller (performance from 3 - 4 pm) Hero themed crafts Sidewalk chalk Snacks  
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Film Screening and Discussion

Screening and discussion of The Greatest Man in the World, from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961), sta
Dr. Andrew K. Johnston, Geographer, Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumTime and Navigation Book Cover

Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

Dr. Andrew K. Johnston, geographer from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will explore the connection and social implications between time and navigation history in his new book, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.
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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. Come watch with us in Meeting Room 1 or Check it out here. Rated PG.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:692022/ada?qu=say+you%27re+one+of+them

Reading the World Book Club: Say You're One of Them

Please join the Reading the World Book Club to discuss Uwem Akpan's short story collection Say You're One of Them  depicting life in Nigeria, Benin and Ethiopia on Monday July 27 at 7pm.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:852450/ada?qu=butler%2C+maurice

Author Talk: Out From the Shadow

Dynamic author Maurice A. Butler speaks about the first African-American Secret Service Agent, Charles L. Gittens. If you think you know about the work of the United States Secret Service, please think again. Come to hear astounding details about this dedicated and courageous Secret Service Agent.
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West End Nonfiction Book Club

In recognition of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality, please join our discussion of Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, a book reviewing the controversial California ballot initiative, Proposition 8, which removed the right of gay women and men to marry. 

Family Movie Afternoon

Palisades Library will be hosting a free showing of the movie Seabiscuit, starring Jeff Bridges.  Please join us, along with your family and friends!